|Central coordinates||44o 16.53' East 32o 48.48' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i|
|Altitude||32 - 34m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description Georg and Vielliard (1970) gave a number of counts made between Al Musayyib and Haswa in January 1968. The area, evidently a wetland but not further described, lies north of Al Musayyib, between the Tigris and the Euphrates. 2014 updates. Evans (1994) described this site (IBA018) as a wetland to the north of Musayab based on field survey made by George and Mahdi (1969), but it seems that the marsh described by Evans does not exist now. During the 2009 surveys, the team surveyed the area to the north of Musayab, mainly along the eastern side of the Euphrates River. The original Musayab IBA site appears to be located on the eastern side of Euphrates close to a small island in the middle of the river.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata||winter||1968-1979||3,196-6,021 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1968-1979||13,700-26,500 individuals||poor||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information available to BirdLife International.
Acknowledgements Information compiled by D. J. Brooks, reviewed by Dr Khalid Y. Al-Dabbagh and Dr Hanna Y. Siman.
References Georg and Vielliard (1970). 2014 updates. Evans M.I. (1994). Important Bird Areas in the Middle East. Birdlife International, Cambridge, UK. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 2. George PV & Mahdi A. (1969). Systematic list of Iraqi vertebrates - Aves. Iraq Natural History Museum Publication 26: 34–63.
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